The Top 10 Gardening Blog ranking was last updated 15/05/2019.
Staying rooted in the number one spot is The Blackberry Garden. Created by Alison Levey back in 2011, the blog shares her story of transforming her outdoor space from just a lawn into a beautiful garden. Posting monthly reviews about her ever-changing garden, from what to plant to what’s in bloom, The Blackberry Garden is perfect for those thinking of getting outside and taking up a new hobby. Alison also shares reviews of the latest must-have products for any keen gardeners, from gardening gloves to self-watering planters.
Shooting into second place in our ranking is The Middle-Sized Garden. Journalist and avid gardener, Alexandra Campbell, started her blog to share her tips and advice for keeping a middle-sized garden, from the best small garden trees to making a wildlife-friendly town garden. An expert at bringing the latest gardening trends to her own garden, Alexandra also shares inspirational ideas she finds at historic and private gardens with her readers.
3. Vertical Veg
Mark Ridsdill Smith started his blog, Vertical Veg, when he was living in London and discovered how much food you could grow on a balcony. On a mission to get more people growing their own produce, both sustainably and to help reduce food waste, Vertical Veg aims to make gardening accessible to all. Mark has created an active and friendly online community where followers can share ideas and tips on growing veg on balconies, window sills and any other outdoor spaces fellow city dwellers find.
Self-confessed fan of wellies, mum and writer, Catherine Hughes created Growing Family to share her ideas of how to make the most of family life both indoors and out. Catherine posts tips on what to plant and how to get your children involved with gardening and embrace their love of the outdoors. Growing Family offers ideas of how to style your outside space, from the best patio furniture to using artificial grass to tackle those tricky outdoor spaces.
Back in 2008, Rich and Nick started making their own cider and when the pair acquired their own allotment patch a few years later, Two Thirsty Gardeners was born. Sharing their stories of battles against weeds, slugs and the unpredictable British weather, Rich and Nick have turned their love of cider and the outdoors into a popular blog. Two Thirsty Gardeners provides helpful guides for anyone looking to bring DIY to the garden, from building your own raised bed to the best way to season wood.
Dan Cooper is The Frustrated Gardener and since he was a small child he has always had a love for plants and flowers. Although frustrated by his small-town garden, Dan has The Watch House where he can get creative with his gardening, including a Gin & Tonic Garden and Jungle Garden. The Frustrated Gardener also documents the different plants and gardens he encounters on his travels, from the brightly coloured flowers of Miami to the rugged gardens of Cornwall.
7. Veg Plotting
Created by Michelle Chapman back in 2007, Veg Plotting was originally set up as a place to write about her allotment. Over time the blog has grown into much more as she found inspiration not only in her own garden but in the great outdoors overall, sharing her thoughts on unusual gardens and different festivals she visits around the country. Veg Plotting is packed full of tips and ideas to bring colour into your garden or the best houseplants to have, alongside short poems written by Michelle.
A brand-new entry into our ranking is The Enduring Gardener. The creation of Stephanie Donaldson, freelance journalist and previously gardens editor of Country Living magazine, the blog shares her love of gardening and encourages others to get green-fingered. The Enduring Gardener has a mix of posts from Stephanie and Daniel covering gardening shows, the best plants for the seasons and bringing the outdoors indoors with terrariums.
Plant-obsessive Helen Johnstone created The Patient Gardener to share her love of plants and gardening advice. Since starting The Patient Gardener, Helen has been able to take her love of plants around the world, travelling to gardens in San Francisco and Ireland, and meeting lots of fellow plant-lovers along the way. With a regular post, Six on Saturday, The Patient Gardener shares what’s in bloom along with a detailed plan of her own garden.
10. Garden Ninja
Another new entry is Garden Ninja. Founded by Lee Burkhill, a garden designer based in the north west of England, the blog helps brings the garden dreams of his readers to life. Posting reviews of the latest garden tech, from strimmers to wheelbarrows, Garden Ninja also has tips for the budding garden designers on how to create a family-friendly garden and making the most out of a small space with bright colours and fuss-free plants.
The fundamentals of working with bloggers are the same as with traditional journalists at traditional media outlets: respect their schedules; take time to read their material to learn their interests; and only contact them if/when they want to be contacted.
Vuelio’s blog ranking methodology takes into consideration social sharing, topic-related content and post frequency. Profiles of these Gardening blogs and their authors can be found in the Vuelio Media Database.